Welcome from Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen...
Thank you for visiting the Wisconsin Department of Justice. We exist to protect public safety and to serve the people of this great state. It is my honor, as your Attorney General, to stand alongside the outstanding men and women of law enforcement, and those who prosecute crime, as we carry out this mission.
AG Van Hollen Posts Draft Rules for “DNA at Arrest” Law
Wisconsin’s new “DNA at Arrest” law, which allows for the collection of DNA from most violent offender suspects at arrest, takes effect April 2014. Prior to enactment, the public has the opportunity to review the proposed rules and comment on their potential economic impact.
“Fly Effect” Heroin Prevention Campaign Coming to Packers Radio
AG Van Hollen urges Wisconsin football fans to stay tuned to Packers pregame radio as the “Fly Effect” Heroin prevention public awareness campaign expands to the Packers Radio Network. Radio spots from the DOJ’s educational campaign will begin airing on radio stations statewide beginning on Sunday, Nov. 9, when the Packers host the Chicago Bears.
AG Van Hollen Supports Federal Bill Providing Restitution to Child Pornography Victims
AG Van Hollen has joined 43 other attorneys general in support of federal legislation that would allow full restitution to victims of child pornography to pay for needed resources including therapy, medical care, lost wages and other services. The National Association of Attorneys General sent the letter to the leadership of the Senate Judiciary Committee and a House Judiciary Subcommittee.
Detection Canine “Addie” Remembered for Contributions, Deeply Missed by MEG Unit
AG Van Hollen, the DOJ and the Lake Winnebago Area Metropolitan Enforcement Group (MEG) Unit are mourning the loss of the Unit’s Drug Detection Canine “Addie,” who passed away Oct. 28, 2014, after serving the Unit for several years. Due to Addie’s efforts, significant quantities of dangerous drugs were removed from the streets of the Fox Valley, making the community safer and stronger.